Nellie Andreeva

Discovery Studios, the production arm of Discovery Communications, has signed a long-term overall deal with veteran reality producer Eddie Barbini of Blue Frog Pictures who will produce series and specials for the studio. Barbini is a three-time Emmy award nominee in the Outstanding Reality Program category for his work on Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs. His credits also include Worst Case Scenario, Swamp Loggers and Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment for Discovery Channel and Miracle Detectives for OWN, as well as SWAT: Tactical Force for USA, American P.I. for FX, Arrest and Trial for ABC, and Manhunt for UPN. Barbini was recently an executive producer with Pilgrim Films. Discovery Studios has been actively making deals with unscripted producers. It recently signed American Chopper EP Rob Hammersley.

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